Left to right: Associate Professor Agnes Bosanquet, Director, Learning and Teaching Staff Development; Professor Vito Mollica, Head of the Department of Applied Finance; Kirsty Hosea, Partner, People Advisory Services at EY; Emily Chang, Founder of Stoke, Co-founder of Cruxes Innovation.
The Macquarie Graduate Research Academy held its second GRAfest (main image), a networking and development conference for the research degree community at Macquarie University. This year’s theme was Looking after yourself and your future with speakers and guests sharing ideas and strategies to address employment challenges, graduate researcher recruitment and wellbeing. Find out more by reading the Graduate Research Matters Newsletter.
Macquarie University and MIT-World Peace University enter MoU
Left to right: Peter Truswell, Australian Consul-General in Mumbai; Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton; Dr RM Chitnis, Vice Chancellor, MIT-World Peace University; Pravin Patil, Senior Director Internationalization, MIT-World Peace University; Dr. Nirupama Kocherlakota, Associate Director, Centre for Global Academic Partnerships, MIT-World Peace University
Macquarie has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s MIT-World Peace University that seeks to boost joint research programs, staff exchanges and study tours. The MoU was signed in the presence of Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton and Dr RM Chitnis, Vice Chancellor, MIT-World Peace University, Pune, India, on 29 November 2022 in Mumbai.
The MoU covers credit transfers and articulations in STEM and Management programs to support the next generation of executives by enhancing their managerial skills and technological expertise in tandem. Apart from the benefits of student exchange, study tours and joint research programs, students will also be eligible for direct admission to one-year masters or integrated undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Macquarie.
Incubator Pitch Final 2022 winners
Macquarie University Incubator celebrated its much-anticipated 2022 Pitch Final last month. The resident startups took to the stage and delivered a three-minute pitch to a panel of industry-led judges, including Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Enterprise) Dan Johnson.
Congratulations to all the winners:
- Best Pitch: Anne Thompson from Worn Up
- Most Appealing Investment: James Reilly from Latent Knowledge
- Researchers Engagement: Alistair Gee from Centre for Armed Violence Reduction
21st anniversary of the Master of Speech and Language Pathology
Left to right: Professor Beth Armstrong, Edith Cowan University; Dr Scott Barnes, Department of Linguistics; Professor Patrick McNeil, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Medicine and Health) and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
The Master of Speech and Language Pathology (MSLP) course marked its 21st anniversary on Thursday 3 November, with course founder Professor Beth Armstrong, who is now at Edith Cowan University, returning to Macquarie to give a keynote address on the history and early years of the course. The MSLP was the first postgraduate speech pathology course in New South Wales, and one of the first in Australia. To date, the MSLP has graduated around 600 practising speech pathologists, and is a leading provider of speech pathology education in Australia.
16 Days of Activism Morning Tea
Left to right: Lance Islip, Manager, Workplace Health and Safety; Sherrie Santos, Procurement and Contracts Coordinator; Pritika Nischal, Senior Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst; Magda Poulin, Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Consultant; Pete Boyle, Chief Executive Officer U@MQ Limited (Campus Life); Melissa Barhy, University Solicitor; Lotus Rana, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Consultant
The Finance and Resources and Office of the General Counsel Diversity and Inclusion Committee organised a morning tea to support the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Staff were asked to donate their time and learn more about gender-based violence and/or domestic and family violence. Staff also engaged with Macquarie resources available to support colleagues affected by domestic and family violence. Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Magda Poulin gave a presentation on the significance of the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign and the many ways that staff at Macquarie can find support and resources.
Visit from the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia
Left to right: Dr Francesco Stolfi, School of Social Sciences; Jovica Pavlović, visiting Researcher from the Belgrade Institute of European Studies; Professor Miša Đurković, visiting researcher from the Belgrade Institute of European Studies; Dr Nina Markovic Khaze, School of Social Sciences; Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton; His Excellency Rade Stefanovic, Serbian Ambassador to Australia; Professor Greg Downey, Interim Dean, School of Social Sciences; Associate Professor Ian Tregenza, School of Social Sciences; Dr Jonathan Symons, Discipline Chair, Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences
Last month, researchers from the discipline of politics and international relations welcomed His Excellency Rade Stefanovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Australia, to the Macquarie University Wallumattagal Campus. The Ambassador met with staff for lunch, before delivering a guest lecture and Q&A session with Master of International Relations students, where he discussed Serbia’s foreign policy in a changing world and international diplomacy in times of crisis.